Mcrypt PHP extension required or PHP7 is missing mcrypt or PHP missing mcrypt module

Please note that higher releases of PHP ( PHP 7.1 or PHP 7.2 + ) do not support this module anymore. This has been eliminated. We need to use the php 7 if you want to use this module inside your project, follow the below steps after switching back to php 7, sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mcrypt php7.0-mcrypt sudo apt-get upgrade echo “” | sudo tee -a /etc/php/7.0/apache2/conf.d/mcrypt.ini Then restarts apache sudo service apache2 restart